Chinese authorities suspend use of monitoring headbands


The Focus1, or FuSi, from the US-based startup BrainCo, claims to measure how closely students are paying attention via electrodes that detect brain activity and send the data to teachers’ computers or a mobile app. Lights on the headband glow red, yellow, or blue to signify the level of engagement. A backlash against the headband has begun in China, where a local authorities ordered a school to suspend its use after it was profiled in the Wall Street Journal. Among other issues, it’s not clear whether the technology is accurate.

Article: Chinese authorities suspend use of monitoring headbands 

Publication: Quartz

Writer: Jane Li